National CineMedia

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So far, so good.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

I have been working at National CineMedia full-time

Pros

Great people to work with, and for (generally speaking). Relatively small, but likes to think of itself as big and innovative, and in a lot of ways it is.

Perks:
- great half day charity program (employees who choose to do so can contribute $15/month to a charity pool and get a half day off every month in return, and can also make suggestions as to how and where the pool is spent),
- domestic partner benefits in 2013,
- treats every Friday morning,
- relatively frequent company wide - for Denver employees, anyway - events,
- kids' Christmas party every year with a Santa for pictures, goodie bags and a movie to watch,
- summer outing to a Rockies game,
- generally open door policy to talk to upper management
- flexible and reasonable about work/life balance - for example, kids are welcome to come and trick or treat during the annual Halloween department decoration competition,
- nice physical working environment

Cons

Small, niche company, which can make it difficult for some job departments to train people to work anywhere else. Rapid growth has put some growing pains on the company - people who have been there for a very long time need to realize that the company is not a seat of the pants operation anymore and some processes need to be looked at again for scalability. Departments can be very siloed and would be even more so if the lower level employees didn't do a pretty good job of getting to know each other (upper management doesn't seem to see this).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop working in your silos. Listen to what the worker bees are saying and consider that they may have a valid perspective that could help the company grow. Look at how many job titles you have that overlap and don't make sense, and DO make sure that pay across departments is comparable and fair. Stop talking about how a certain number of employees with expensive medical years are responsible for increased premiums, that's a horrible message to hear - are employees supposed to feel guilty for needing medical attention?

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Was a great company before they went public, only average since then but seems to be getting better again.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have some very unique benefits with a charity half day program, and a movie pass. They're also building a more robust corporate culture than they'd had in the past. Everyone is very ethical and has great integrity.

    Cons

    Not very much in the way of career advancement opportunities. The absolute stated goal of returning value to the shareholders detracts from the need to rectify some salary inequities in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the worst jobs I've ever had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Support Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Software Support Engineer in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at National CineMedia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work in the movie advertising industry. Each year there are bonuses paid based on the performance of the company. There is also an annual movie pass given to employees who have worked more than a year.

    Cons

    The company is very flat. This means you will likely be overworked and will be asked to put in extra hours on a regular basis. Sometimes you will be told that there may be a chance to bring on another body, other times you are told to just work more efficiently. The morale at the company is very low due to this lack of a work-life balance. You will be asked to reschedule your vacations if they interfere with project schedules. Most people who get ahead in the company will put in 60 hours a week on a regular basis. The Management skills are very lacking or non-existent. I was hired for one position but eventually realized that the job description I was hired for only accounted for about 25% of the work I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure your employees have what they need to perform their job functions. The company needs to grow to be successful. This means your employees need additional help to avoid working too many hours. Be honest with your employees. If you become aware of dysfunction and conflict among your employees then you need to address it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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